With Baya Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Rooftops (2013)

92 min | Drama

5.7
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On the structure of the five daily prayers of the Muslim rite, the film tells us a day like any other in Algiers lived from various terraces of the buildings.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Adila Bendimerad, Nassima Belmihoub, Ahcène Benzerrari, Aïssa Chouat

Votes: 69

2. The Repentant (2012)

87 min | Crime, Drama

4.1
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Thanks to the "civilian agreement" law, an Islamist is pardoned and reinstalled in society. He soon understands law doesn't erase the crimes he committed.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Nabil Asli, Adila Bendimerad, Khaled Benaïssa, Rokia Abdelali

Votes: 143

3. L'autre monde (2001)

95 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.5
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53 Metascore

A young French-Algerian woman travels to Algeria in search for her fiance. Determined to find his whereabouts, she is facing political and religious obstacles in a country that is struggling with the aftermath of a civil war.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Marie Brahimi, Karim Bouaiche, Nazim Boudjenah, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 54

4. Harragas (2009)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we ... See full summary »

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Lamia Boussekine, Nabil Asli, Samir El Hakim, Seddik Benyagoub

Votes: 127

5. Bab el web (2005)

99 min | Comedy

4.6
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Kamel and his younger brother live in Bab el Oued, a popular district of Algiers. Kamel is embittered and rather taciturn while jollier Bouzid escapes the drab reality of his life chatting ... See full summary »

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Samy Naceri, Faudel, Julie Gayet, Hacène Benzerari

Votes: 103

6. Madame Courage (2015)

90 min | Drama

3.1
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Omar, a futureless teenager, loves his dose of Madame Courage. He forgets his struggle, feels invincible and steals what he wants. That is, until he encounters Selma.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Adlane Djemil, Lamia Bezoiui, Leila Tilmatine, Faidhi Zohra

Votes: 106

7. Normal! (2011)

111 min | Drama

4.6
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After the December riots and the first peaceful marches in Algeria, while the Arab Spring begins in Tunisia and Egypt, Fouzi wants to gather his actors to show them the unfinished editing ... See full summary »

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Nadjib Oulebsir, Adila Bendimerad, Nabil Asli, Mina Lachter

Votes: 17

8. Divine Wind (2018)

96 min | Drama

6.3
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Algerian desert drama becomes a seesaw of love and death when two young jihadists meet to bomb an oil refinery.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Abdelatif Benahmed, Hacène Benzerari, Sarah Layssac, Mohamed Oughlis

Votes: 20

9. Phony Cinema (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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April 2013, Algiers, Algeria. Djamel an independent filmmaker asks Yasmine his ex-wife to write a script based on the Algerian political current affairs. Instead of that, the young woman ... See full summary »

Director: Bahia Allouache | Stars: Nabil Asli, Amina Beldjoudi, Nadjib Oulebsir

10. Enquête au Paradis (2017)

135 min | Documentary

3.5
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This documentary interweaves in-person interviews with a dramatized road trip as a pair of journalists travel throughout Algeria asking their fellow citizens about the meaning of paradise that promises men 72 virgins after death.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Star: Salima Abada

Votes: 62


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